Osmo is an award-winning educational games system for the iPad. Recognized as one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2014, Osmo makes learning fun by engaging kids beyond theboundaries of a screen.
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It didn’t take long for Osmo to realize the sheer complexity involved with overseas trade. After it won “TIME’s Best Inventions” award, the company experienced explosive growth and with it, a significant increase in the amount of product it needed to move.
Osmo’s logistics team soon found itself struggling to keep track of shipments, and reached out to a number of freight forwarders to help manage their freight needs. “We had conversations with a number of companies, some big and some small,” said Srikanth Rajagopalan, COO of Osmo. “But this required even more coordination on top of an already time-intensive process. They moved boxes from one port to the next but problems were addressed reactively.”
“We wanted a proactive problem solver—so we signed on with Flexport.”
“Flexport tailored solutions to our needs. Our Flexport account team took care of everything freight related—including moving the goods, processing them through customs and making sure we had all the right documentation for packing slips,” said Manoj Koushik, Head of Business at Osmo.
Flexport offers expert service in addition to software. It provided Osmo with peace of mind and visibility over what might otherwise be overwhelmingly complicated processes. The busy Holiday 2015 season proved to Osmo just how impactful Flexport’s services and software were. “It was the first week of December. There were 50 shipments covering 4 continents via 3 different modes of transportation and Flexport was able to execute them,” recalled Srikanth. “We expected some hiccups. However we were pleasantly surprised (and relieved) with how our dedicated Flexport team really ensured everything ran smoothly. It was impressive to see on the dashboard how many things were active and everything got to where it needed to.”
“It was impressive to see on the dashboard how many things were active and everything got to where it needed to.”
Osmo continues to use Flexport’s unique service and software platform to simplify its logistics. “Most freight services are commoditized by price,” noted Manoj. “Flexport is uniquely a solutions-driven expert. We told them, ‘Look, I need a warehousing solution in Europe.’ So, Flexport researched some options and provided us with a partner warehouse.”
Flexport’s service model and intuitive platform enables Osmo to focus on growing its business. “Freight is not a simple thing. We don’t think of ourselves as experts on logistics. With our dedicated Flexport expert team, we can focus on what matters.” Srikanth added, “We see Flexport as an extension of our team.”
Osmo continues to expand its global presence. The Osmo game system is currently being used in 42 different countries and by more than 7,500 schools. Flexport is a like-minded partner and Osmo’s go-to freight forwarding company.
“Flexport is uniquely a solutions-driven expert.”